What's Tripping Under Armour? Analyst Flags 3 Factors

Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 3:56 PM ET
Under Armour
Under Armour

Under Armour is a big loser today, falling roughly 6 percent, after UBS cut its rating on the stock to "neutral" from "buy" while keeping a $105 price target.

The athletic clothing and footwear maker's downgrade comes after a 50 percent surge this year for the stock, taking it as high as $107.86.

Analyst Downgrades Under Armour 'Mostly On Valuation'
UBS analyst Michael Binetti explains his downgrade of Under Armour.

UBS analyst Michael Binetti told CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report" he made the call "mostly on valuation ... making it harder to put fresh money at work here."

He also noted warm weather in March and April probably pulled sales forward in the quarter and have been slowing recently.

In addition, competitor Nike has reversed some of the price hikes that had helped Under Armour increase its market share.

Under Armour CEO on New Sneaker
Kevin Plank, Under Armour founder & CEO, discusses the new UA Spine RPM footwear collection, with CNBC's Darren Rovell.

In a live interview on "Closing Bell" Wednesday, CEO and Founder Kevin Plank was confident Under Armour will continue to grow in coming years, with footwear eventually becoming a bigger seller for the company than apparel.

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